Because I'm Your Dad (Hardcover)
Because I'm your dad, you can have spaghetti for breakfast, French toast for dinner, and rocky road ice cream in the bathtub!
In a text that's both playful and loving, a father expresses his hopes and dreams for a one-of-a-kind relationship with his child. The book's ending, a moving tribute to the author's father—legendary rock star Frank Zappa—guarantees intergenerational appeal, and award-winning artist Dan Santat (The Adventures of Beekle) brings the fun and endearing scenes to life with whimsical monster characters.
Because I'm your dad, I will do all of these things for you and more . . .because that's what my dad did for me.
Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, Are We There Yet? and After the Fall, as well as the illustrator of many other picture books, including Drawn Together and Lift by Minh Lê, The Alphabet’s Alphabet by Chris Harris, No More Poems! by Rhett Miller, and Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets. His website is dansantat.tumblr.com.
"Zappa presents a daddy monster who tickles, plays games, plans fun-filled excursions, and offers spaghetti for breakfast and ice cream in the tub.... Young children will probably giggle and warm up to the monster dad, who appears more silly than scary in Santat's exuberant illustrations."—School Library Journal
"Unbashed sentimentality dominates the text in this loving promise from a father to his children.... Zappa wrote this story for his daughter, and it overflows with genuine fatherly affection that he would like to pass on, since his father (avant-garde rocker Frank Zappa) did the same for him."—Kirkus Reviews